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HVS Equine Veterinary Notes and Fact Sheets

  • Colic Risk Factors
    A discussion of some factors that have been associated with an increased risk of colic in various studies over the last few years.
  • First Aid Supply List
    List of antibiotics, disinfectants, and materials that should be kept in every barn to provide optimum First Aid.
  • Inhaler Administration
    How to use an Aeromask to administer inhalers to horses.
  • Regu-Mate Administration
    Information on precautions that are recommended when administering Regu-Mate to horses.
  • Rehabilitation of Tendon Injuries
    This is a program that was designed from the recommendations that resulted from a research project at Davis California: “Rehabilitation of Tendon and Ligament Injuries”, Dr. Carol Gillis, UC Davis, presented at the American Association of Equine Practitioners Meeting 43:306, 1997.
  • Steps to Prevent Transmission of Infectious Disease
    A good set of instructions to have on hand in every barn to prevent the spread of infections.
  • Reproduction Strategy
    A comprehensive summary of the reproductive strategy that HVS tries to employ to maximize your mare’s pregnancy rates and minimize your cost.
  • Barren Mare Assessment
    This is a set of recommendations for management of barren mares in the fall of the year. It was written to give owners some ideas on how to best assess their barren mares and prepare them for the next breeding season.
  • Reproductive Exam Key
    A key to the abreviations used on the reproductive examination sheet.
Vaccination & Worming
  • Worms
    A discussion of common worms and the various families of de-wormers. Significant disease associated with worms is now developing again. New worming strategies are now being tested. Stay tuned for new developments in management as they become available.
  • Are Tapeworms a Problem on Your Farm
    Anoplocephala (tapeworms) are a common intestinal parasite of horses in North America. The importance of tapeworms as a cause of disease in the horse has been controversial, but recent work has shown that horses with tapeworms were 3.45 times more likely to have ileocecal colic, than horses without tapeworms.
  • Vaccination Guide from American Association of Equine Practitioners
    This guide is frequently updated in consultation with a group of equine veterinary specialists at the request of the AAEP. It consolidates the best information currently available. However, individual recommendations for individual horses in different parts of the country may vary.

Dr. Patrick Hearn DVM, MSc.
Dr. Elizabeth Hearn BA., DVM.

713558 1st Line EHS,
Mono, Ontario, Canada, L9W 5V5
(Located NE of Orangeville in the Hockley Valley)

Office: 519-943-1153